St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Bay City, Texas (click to enlarge any of the files below)
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 2200 Avenue E, Bay City, TX, 77414  (979) 245-2557

Saint Mark’s was organized as a mission in May 1895, a few months after Bay City itself was established as a town and as the seat of Matagorda County.

Previously, the county seat had been located on the southern edge of the county at the coastal town of Matagorda. A large part of the congregation of the

oldest Episcopal church in Texas, Christ Church of Matagorda, became the founding members of the church in Bay City in 1894 and 1895.

Bishop Kinsolving placed the cornerstone of the present building on November 23, 1910 after a hurricane destroyed the original building.

The building was completed early in 1911, and consecrated the same year. This was the time when most of the lovely stained glass windows, which adorn

St. Mark’s Church, were installed. The windows memorialize lives of men and women linked with the development of Bay City and Matagorda County.

Names of some of their descendants are to be found on St. Mark’s roles today.

St. Mark’s church has been blessed over the years by generous donations from parish members and friends of St. Mark’s church to

our Endowment Fund. Our Endowment Fund in incorporated under the applicable county and state laws covering these types of

funds. The Endowment Fund is governed by a board of five people. Three of the board members are members of the church and are

elected for staggered, three-year terms. Ex-officio members of the board are the rector and the church treasurer. The board

generally meets twice a year with the portfolio representative from Wells Fargo Bank. Minutes are kept of these meeting and

occasional reports on Fund business are given to the vestry.

About Us

Mission Statement

We are the Body of Christ,

honoring and pursuing our call

to ministry.